Homemade Cinnamon Syrup

Hey friends! How are you?!

It is going to be a lovely weekend –after having tons of rain this week– and I can not wait to be outside again. :) I am a summer-weather gal through and through.

A few of you commented on the waffle pictures the other day and said they looked so yummy. Well, they were! And what made them extra delicious was the syrup I made to top ‘em off. SO good.

I tweaked a recipe I’ve had floating around in my head to make it a little less sugary and buttery, but with more cinnamon and vanilla, and dang! It is good.

Homemade Cinnamon Syrup

Ingredients

  • 2 Tb butter
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (can be fat free if you want)
  • 1/4 cup milk (we used 2% since we had that, but almond milk would work)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tb vanilla
  • 2 Tb cinnamon + more to taste

Directions

  • Heat the butter and sweetened condensed milk in a saucepan on medium heat.
  • Once the butter is melted in, add the remaining ingredients.
  • Bring to a boil and let boil for 1-2 minutes WHILE stirring (so it doesn’t harden or get clumpy).
  • Serve over whole wheat pancakes, waffles, sweet potatoes, or french toast.
  • Can store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks!

This stuff beats that maple sugar crap from the store, I promise! Besides, you get to decide what ingredients go into the syrup-so if you wanted to add more sugar, or more butter, you could-it would just be richer and thicker.

Yes this has calories and sugar, but at least you know exactly what’s in it (without having a bagillion words you can’t pronounce)! Plus, because it tastes so fresh and tantalizing, you don’t need as much as if you had just used store-bought maple syrup. Promise.

So far we’ve had waffles twice (we used the Kodiak cake pancake mix-so yummy and its whole wheat with good protein stats!) in the past 2 weeks, so I’d say this was a success. :)

{uhhh didn’t have enough batter on the left. whoops!}

Thankful Thursday

  1. I am grateful I could sleep in longer today than yesterday.
  2. I am thankful for my new office chair (it was only 10$ too!)
  3. I am already super grateful for the swimsuit I WILL find & fall in love with soon…… heh :)

Have a GREAT day!

What is something homemade YOU have made recently?? Do YOU usually make your own syrup?? What are YOU thankful for today??

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Comments

  1. mmmm :) Looks lovely babe!!!!!

    I am also thankful for sleeping longer than yesterday :D I NEEDED IT!

  2. That syrup looks SO good!

  3. I’ve never even heard of making your own syrup! Great idea and this sounds delicious!! You’re so creative!!

  4. caroline says:

    this syrup does sound really good!! am totally going to make it.
    I am thankful for the day off- I really need it!

  5. holy moly – that stuff sounds amazing! we’re having waffles this weekend, so i’m for sure trying it out. ;)
    today i am thankful for a good night of sleep! i haven’t been feeling too great the past couple days, so it was definitely necessary.

  6. this syrup sounds SOOO yum!! I will def put it in my list of recipes to try out!

    last thing i made homemade was carrot cake sandwich cookies for easter…so not the healthiest thing ever, but for a holiday, I dont mind :)

    i’m thankful for a nice paycheck so I can finally go shopping for spring clothes/shoes. its been WAY too long since i’ve been shopping for something other then athletic gear, haha!

  7. I love your #3 thankful thought! I’m in the same boat, girl. Today, I’m thankful for an upcoming weekend with no plans except for a massage appointment :)

  8. I’ve never thought of making my own syrup before, but this stuff looks GOOD! But what doesn’t taste good with butter in it? ;)

    Today I’m thankful for the beautiful sunny weather and for acing a hard exam!

  9. Yes, please, I will take some O that on my protein pancakes!

  10. I have yet to try making my own syrup, but I like the sound of yours! Cinnamon is my faaaavvvorite!

  11. YUM!! I think this will be perfect for my post-run meal tomorrow!

  12. Heather says:

    I was wondering if the cinnamon is supposed to be 2 tsp. I tried it with the 2 Tbsp, and it was way too cinnamony. It tasted like a cinnamon bear :) which are nice, but not on my waffles. Thanks for the recipe!

    • A little too much cinnamon and I used only half (1 Tb). It didn’t turn out well for me either. I may have also misused the amount of sweetened condensed milk, it turned out to a little too thick. I used the 16 oz., leading to a lot thicker syrup; it was more of a smear or cinnamon butter. I may try it again in the future. Thanks for the recipe!

      • Hah. Actually it is 2 TB of cinnamon, but you’re right, some might not like that overly strong taste. I loooooovveee cinnamon. ;)

        The can I used for swt. consd milk is 8 oz, I believe? However, if you let it sit too long, it will thicken. I simply just re-warm it & it thins right out. I’ve also added a tinch of milk before to thin it out. I like my syrups thicker though (I should’ve put that as a disclaimer). Glad you tried it!

  13. Jared says:

    I probably won’t use this recipe for syrup again as the texture is a bit slimy. Thanks for the idea though.

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